University of Technology Sydney

090025 Trauma-Informed Care and Practice

6cp; 3 x 1-1.5hr online zoom sessions and 15-20 hours per week (self-directed study and participation in module activities); availability: online coursework degrees students only
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 92073 Trauma-Informed Care and Practice


This co-designed subject aims to develop students' knowledge of trauma informed care and practice across all areas of health service delivery, including services for mental health and well-being, alcohol and other drug use, emergency services, and community-based health and human services. It draws on lived experience perspectives, contemporary research, and clinical knowledge to facilitate students’ capacity to critically reflect on the socio-political and historical dimensions of trauma and the consequences of traumatisation for individuals, families, and communities, including complex, interpersonal, and intergenerational trauma. The subject explores principles and practices of trauma informed care and recovery-oriented practice, including the specific needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for culturally safe practice. This subject will also facilitate students’ understanding of the institutional barriers and enablers to trauma informed care and practice, including vicarious trauma and the collective responsibility for support in health and community settings.

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